In Sugar Creek, Missouri, one family was given just a short 4 days to rip out their entire vegetable garden or hefty fines would be placed on them from the city. “What makes the situation even more unfair is the fact that the ordinance under which the city is fining Nathan Athans and his family was just passed on March 28, 2016. Because of that remarkably convenient...

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When someone mentions urban farming, you probably picture vertical farms in large empty warehouses, however one company believes it could very well take on a spherical shape.  Recently a new prototype has been released and people can’t stop talking about it.  The new Urban Farm Pod is a futuristic look at what growing your own food might look like.  It can...

In Kentucky, near Louisville’s Hazelwood neighborhood a new urban farm is sprouting up right on top of an old housing complex that had been demolished.  The goal is to provide locally grown, fresh produce to the neighborhood while helping to change the landscape of the empty property as well.   Almost 9 acres currently sits vacant and abandoned but with the...

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Back in 2008 a farm was built on a small garden plot (Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery in Wilkinsburg) which now has grown to over 2 acres in size.  It boasts a bio-shelter and solar greenhouse as well as sells fruits, vegetables and herbs to nearby public housing communities at prices they can afford.  It also helps to employ neighborhood residents. “I’m...

“Scanning a prison menu is a bleak task. Common food items range from nutraloaf—a mishmash of ingredients baked into a tasteless beige block—to, rumor has it, road kill. The substandard quality of food at some correctional facilities has led to protests and hunger strikes, as in summer 2013 when nearly 30,000 California state prisoners refused food to demand,...

“Want to live more sustainably, make nutrient-rich soil for your garden, or simply marvel at the mysteries of microbiology? Start composting! Turning waste into garden treasure is easy, and so satisfying you’ll be hooked from the start!” source- “Craftsy.com“ ...

“Kräuter Garten is a small glass unit that can be found in one of METRO’s supermarkets in the Berlin neighborhood of Friedrichshain. In the unit enables the store to produce fresh vegetables and herbs for its customers on demand. Basil and other herbs and veggies are growing on a thin nutrient-rich layer of water in a space-efficient vertical growing...

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1. Designed to mimic a drip irrigation system, it delivers water straight to plant roots using nothing more than a plastic bottle and an orphan sock. Click here for more information. 2. Here’s a trick to switch out garden plantings without ever lifting a trowel. Place plastic pots directly into landscaping beds. Click here for more information. 3. To convert...

Portland has recently teamed up with six other cities on the West Coast to separately sue Monsanto for damages to both the health of it’s citizens and environmental damages brought on by products that contain polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. “The City Council unanimously agreed Wednesday to authorize the city to sue Monsanto, the exclusive manufacturer...

  DC now rivals Portland, Madison and San Francisco in the number of garden plots per capita.  People who are “farm-curious” can look into the Department Of Parks and Recreation to find everything from Gardening 101, and classes on vertical gardening, how to make kefir or tinctures, and how to care for urban fruit trees. “We have such a huge array...

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“Jennifer and Jason Helvenston of College Park, Orlando, Florida have been ordered by local officials to remove their front yard vegetable garden at a time when Orlando is touting its environmental credentials and reaching out to citizens for input on what additional steps the city could take to become one of greenest urban centers in the country.” After...

Nursery Fields Forever, has made a proposal for a pre-school  filled with toddlers to be placed on an urban farm.  They say: “The dominant preschool system keeps children in classrooms, where plants barely peek out from the window,” and animals are only visible in places like zoos, Jonathan Lazar, one of the architects, tells CityLab, adding: The absence of...

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“It’s been a tough year for glyphosate, the world’s most popular weedkiller. A year ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, declared that glyphosate—the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup products—was probably carcinogenic to humans. In the months since, multiple lawsuits have been filed...

New farms are popping up all over the nation, growing food vertically has provided a way to grow more food in less space.  In South Philly, a new farm has sprouted and they are producing fresh, local food 365 days a year.  They also are serving up their community the fresh goods by making deliveries to restaurants, grocery stores and more. “Metropolis Farms is...